Estes Express Lines


The Estes module allows you to rate via the Internet, giving you live access to negotiated rates. In addition, you can track shipments, get proof of delivery, and print Estes-generated labels and BOLs. Estes supports LTL shipments to destinations in the USA (excluding Alaska, Guam, and Hawaii) and Canada.


Estes setup is accessible from Setup > Carrier Interface > Estes Express Lines. For instructions on adding an Estes account, see Account Setup.

Main Tab

The Main tab consists of two general Estes settings that you can configure :


Carriers Tab

The Carriers tab will only show Estes Express Lines as a supported carrier. Entries cannot be added or deleted.

Accounts tab

The Estes Interface must have at least one default account to be available for shipping. Accounts are set up per Location.


Account Setup


  1. On the Accounts tab, click Add.
  2. Enter your account information. Then, click OK.
  3. Account Name : Enter a unique name to identify this account in StarShip.
  4. Account Number : Enter the company's Estes Express Lines account number.
  5. User ID/Password : Enter your Estes Express Lines username and password. Note : The Username and Password are used to access your discounted rates.
  6. Auto-assign PRO number on ship : Check this option if you want StarShip to request a PRO number from Estes when a shipment is processed. The PRO number field will be greyed out on the Ship screen. The default setting is checked.
  7. Request shipment pickup : Check this option if you want StarShip to automatically send a pickup request to Estes Express Lines when a shipment is processed.

  1. Click OK. The account appears in the Accounts list.

Account Settings

This section allows you to change specific settings for the listed accounts. If you set up multiple accounts, you can maintain different settings for each account. To change settings for accounts, click on the account and then make your changes by selecting from the drop-down lists.


Additional Info

This tab displays the supported billing types and shipment options available for Estes Express Lines.